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Response to claims made in "Chapter 5: The Second Great Awakening"



A FAIR Analysis of: Under the Banner of Heaven, a work by author: Jon Krakauer

Response to claims made in Under the Banner of Heaven, "Chapter 5: The Second Great Awakening"


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Response to claim: 57 - Referring to Josiah Stowell, the author claims that "a disgruntled client had filed a legal claim accusing Joseph of being a fraud"

The author(s) of Under the Banner of Heaven make(s) the following claim:

 Author's quote: ...a disgruntled client [Josiah Stowell] had filed a legal claim accusing Joseph of being a fraud....

FAIR's Response

Fact checking results: This claim is false

Stowell defended Joseph, testified in his defense, and joined the Church when it was founded.

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